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(1) Curbside Recycling

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Glass Bottles and jars, metal beverage and food cans, plastic bottles and containers, rigid plastic containers, paper magazines, newspapers, junk mail, cardboard (broken down and flattened), cardboard egg cartons, cereal boxes.

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS:  Propane tanks, batteries, e-waste, rope, cords, hoses, chains, shoes, clothing, hot coals, hot ashes, fireworks, food waste, food soiled items, rocks, dirt, brick, sod, needles, film plastics, plastic bags, shredded paper, and Styrofoam ™.

 

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(2) Curbside Green Waste

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Leaves, grass clippings, weeds, prunings less than 4" in diameter and cut to fit inside cart. 

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS:  Propane tanks, batteries, e-waste, rope, cords, hoses, chains, shoes, clothing, hot coals, hot ashes, fireworks, food waste, food soiled items, rocks, dirt, brick, sod, needles, film plastics, plastic bags, shredded paper, and Styrofoam ™.

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(3) Curbside Garbage

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Household garbage only. Includes ropes, cords, hoses, chain, shoes, clothing, food waste, food soiled items, bagged items, plastic bags, film plastic, shredded paper, and Styrofoam .

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS:  Propane tanks, batteries, e-waste,  hot coals, hot ashes, fireworks, rocks, dirt, brick, sod, and needles.

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(4) North Area Recovery Station Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

North Area Recovery Station Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility

Household hazardous wastes:  Acids, household cleaners, pool chemicals & poisons, pesticides & herbicides, paint (oil based or latex), paint thinners, solvents, small aerosol cans, home generated needles & syringes (in sealed hard plastic or metal containers), brake fluid, transmission oil/fluid, antifreeze, used motor oil & filters, gasoline, other flammables, propane tanks (7 gallons or smaller in size), auto batteries, old or unused medications.

Universal wastes:  Household batteries, fluorescent tubes & bulbs and other mercury-containing lamps, thermostats (old style containing mercury), mercury-containing electrical switches & relays, mercury thermometers & guages, mercury added novelties, (greeting cards that play music and maze games), children's shoes with lights, non-empty aerosol cans. 

UNACCEPTABLE: Radioactive materials, railroad ties, treated wood, PCB's (polychlorinated biphenyls), explosives, medical waste, or ammunition. 

Acids (common household acids)
Aerosol cans (empty)

Accepted at North Area Recovery Station Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility and can be recycled in your curbside mixed recycling bin.  

Aerosol cans (full, hazardous waste)
Ammunition (bullets, etc.,)

UNACCEPTABLE:  Our facilities do not accept ammunition or materials containing ammunition.

Animal excrement (commercial, hobby kennels, other commercial businesses)

UNACCEPTABLE:  Our facilities do not accept animal excrement from commercial or hobby kennels or other commercial businesses. 

Animal excrement (large amounts)

​Accepted at Kiefer Landfill with restrictions.  A Waste Clearance Application must be submitted and approved prior to delivery.  Must contain 50% or greater solids by weight.

Animal excrement (small amounts)

​Accepted at North Area Recovery Station and Kiefer Landfill with restrictions. Animal excrement must be deposited in a public or residential garbage can, provided the animal excrement is wrapped in a closed, leak-proof bag or container and makes up no more than 10% of the total volume of the can.

Animals, dead, carcasses, animal parts (household pets)

​Accepted at North Area Recovery Station and Kiefer Landfill.  May be disposed in the general waste stream. 

Animals, dead, carcasses, animal parts (large, farm animals, dead animals in quantity)

​Accepted at Kiefer Landfill with restrictions.  Subject to Hard to Handle Fees and Special Handling days and hours.

Antifreeze
Appliance (air conditioning units, air refrigeration, freezers, and/or storage units containing refrigerants from households, and/or large commercial/industrial units)

Accepted at North Area Recovery Station and Kiefer Landfill.  All food items must be removed.

Appliances (stoves, washing machines, dryers, water heaters, ovens, dish washers)
Asbestos (friable)

UNACCEPTABLE:  Our facilities do not accept friable asbestos or materials containing friable asbestos.

Asbestos (non-friable)

Accepted at Kiefer Landfill with restrictions:  Non-friable asbestos is not subject to regulation as hazardous wastes under Title 22, Division 4.5 of the California Code of Regulations regardless of asbestos content. 

Procedures at Kiefer Landfill

It is accepted at Kiefer Landfill on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm for $60/ton.  In cases where a load is uncertain as to its hazard, material must be tested by the California Department of Public Health. 

Driver must notify scale attendant that non-friable asbestos material is in the load.  If the non-friable asbestos containing waste is part of a mixed load and cannot be isolated, the entire load will be considered as non-friable asbestos and handled appropriately.  Without exception, all non-friable asbestos-containing material 4 feet or shorter in length must be contained in bags.

The on-site County Assistant Waste Management Specialist or Landfill Operations Supervisor or other designated representative will reject any asbestos material that exhibits friable characteristics or is suspected of containing other prohibited or hazardous wastes.

Batteries (auto)

​Accepted at North Area Recovery Station Household Hazardous (HHW) Facility and Kiefer Landfill Special Waste Facility. Maximum 2 batteries per visit. 

Batteries (household, lead acid, alkaline, lithium, nickel cadmium)

Accepted at North Area Recovery Station Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility and at Kiefer Landfill Special Waste Facility.  Batteries can be dropped off at many retailers.  Additional information on battery recycling is included at the Earth 911 siteIt is illegal to dispose of household batteries in the garbage because they contain cadmium, cobalt, and iron which increase the toxicity of our landfills.  

Bicycles
Boats

​Accepted at Kiefer Landfill with restrictions.  Boat hulls must be stripped of all metals, cables, electronics, fuel tanks, and motors.  Must be free of all liquids, and any other unacceptable materials.  Must provide proper documentation of ownership.

Brake fluid
Burning, smoldering material

UNACCEPTABLE:  Our facilities do not accept burning or smoldering materials.

Cardboard (cardboard, corrugated paper)

Accepted at North area Recovery Station and Kiefer Landfill.  Cardboard must be broken down and flattened.  

Carpet

Accepted at North Area Recovery Station and Kiefer Landfill for disposal.  Carpet can be recycled at Zanker's Florin-Perkins Recycling Facility.  

Clay (without metal)
Commercial loads (50% or more of items such as car seats, furniture)
Commercial waste (conditionally-exempt small quantity generator waste)

​May be accepted at County facilities on a case-by-case basis.  These may require special handling, a Waste Clearance Application, and an appointment as deemed appropriate by County staff.  Contact Ken Pereira at (916) 876-9458 for additional information.

Construction, demolition, land clearing waste

​Accepted at North Area Recovery Station with restrictions:  asphalt, concrete, masonry, stumps, rocks and other bulky items must be no greater than 36 inches in any direction and Kiefer Landfill.  

 

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